EDUCATION

1982-83 University of Toronto Continuing Education Department, Anatomy
1976 Graduated from Ontario College of Art, Toronto, with Honours Diploma (AOCA)
1975-76 Ontario College of Art, off-campus studies, Florence, Italy
1973-75 Ontario College of Art, Toronto (admitted into second year, Fine Arts Programme)
1969-73 Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute, Scarborough, Ontario (Vocational Arts)
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Glenn Priestley, DRAWINGS, Yellow Box Gallery, St. Thomas University, Fredericton NB (Sept 22-Oct. 25)
2014 Yonge Street, Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON (April )
2012 Glenn Priestley - STAGES, Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts, Fredericton NB (Nov 16 - Dec 8 2012 )
2010 Days of Winter, Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, On. (March 4 – March 27) 
2006 Glenn Priestley: Yard Sale, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, N.Y. (April 6 – May 5) 
2004-5 Glenn Priestley:Variations, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton (September 19-January 3) 
1999 Glenn Priestley: Paintings and Drawings, Tatistcheff & Co. Inc., New York City (9 January-3 February)
1997 Glenn Priestley: New Paintings and Drawings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto (12 April-2 May)
1994 New Paintings, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto (5-26 February)
1992 Priestley/ Boileau: Dialogue, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto (24 October-11 November)
1991 Priestley and Fordham: Two Canadian Contemporary Realists, Rodman Halls Arts Centre, St. Catharine’s, Ontario, (February-March) (curator: Peter Harris)
1989 The View from Tabor Hill: Paintings and Drawings by Glenn Priestley, The University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Ontario; The Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario (15 February-25 June) (curator: Robert Stacey)
1986 Glenn Priestley: Paintings and Drawings 1983-1986, Nancy Poole’s Studio, Toronto (1-13 November)
1981 Glenn Priestley: Paintings and Drawings, Lemay Carell Gallery, Toronto (10-31 January 1981) 
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 
High Tide: Paintings from the Atlantic Collection, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton NB ( March 21 - April 6 ) 
2013 
Animal Studies, Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts, Fredericton NB(Dec 1 - Jan 4) 
Art Toronto 2013, Toronto ON, (Oct 24 - 27) 
That Art Can Be, Ingrid Mueller Art +Concepts,Fredericton, NB 
Figurative Art From the Permanent Collection, Beaverbrook Art Gallery,Fredericton NB 
2012 
Ron Shuebrook -Tony Urquhart- Glenn Priestley, Ingrid Mueller Art and Concepts, Fredericton NB 
(Nov 16 - Dec 8) 
Toronto International Art Fair,Toronto ON (Oct 21 - 26) 
2011 
Toronto International Art Fair,Toronto ON (Oct 21 - 26) 
2010 
All Places Beautiful – Landscapes, Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts, Fredericton, NB (March 12 – March 30) 
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON (October) 
2009 
International Introductions, Arcadia Gallery, New York, NY (June 18 - July 2) 
Arcadia Fine Arts, Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA (Jan. 21-25) 
Curator’s Choice, Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts, Fredericton NB, ( June-August) 
Women in Art, Odon Wagner Contemporary, Toronto, ON, (August 1 – August 31) 
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto ON, (October 22 - 26 )  
Creating a Legacy, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton NB, (October 3 - Jan 4 2010) 
2008 
Curators Choice, Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts, Fredericton, NB. (June –August) 
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, ON. , (October 3 – 5) 
Celebrating 40 years New Brunswick Art Bank Anniversary Exhibition  
(travelling Nov 3, 2008 – Jan 10, 2010) 
2007 
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto ON, ( October 25 - 29) The Figure, From Cubism to Post Modern, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, New York (June 14 – August 17) 
Drawings, Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts, Fredericton, New Brunswick (February 15 – March 15) 
Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick 
2006 
New Acquisitions, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick 
Gallery Introductions, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas. 
Works on Paper, New York, New York, March 2006, held at Armory, Park Avenue and 67th Street. 
2005  
US Artists, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2005, held at the 33rd Street Armory. 
Art 20, New York, New York, November 2005, held at Armory, Park Avenue and 67th Street. 
2004  
Egos and Icons: Portraits From the Permanent Collections of the University of Toronto Art Centre, Toronto (27 January-27 March) 
2003 
Contemporary Realism, Edith Caldwell Gallery, Sausalito, California 
2002 
Atlantic Canadian Artists: A Selection, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton (26 October-31 March) 
Connections to the Real, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto (12-26 January) 
2001 
Suburbia, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, Ontario (1 December-27 January) 
2000  
Artists in a Floating World, The Marion McCain Art Exhibition, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton;
Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax;
London Regional Gallery, London, Ontario; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
Figuratively Speaking, Michael Gibson Galley, London, Ontario (7-28 October)
The Amazing Small Works Show, Peter Buckland Gallery, Saint John, New Brunswick
The Single Tree, London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, Ontario (22 July-17 September)
1999 Re-presenting REPRESENTATION IV, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York (15 October-20 February 2000)
The Figure, Gallery 78, Fredericton (October)
1998 The Figure Show, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
Museologic: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario
(curated by Stuart Reid) September Selections, Tatistcheff & Co. Inc., New York City
SMART, Tatistcheff & Co. Inc., New York City (2-30 May)
Looking at Landscape, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1997 Collectors’ Show: Drawing Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
Gallery Artists and Introductions, Tatistcheff & Co. Inc., New York City
Glenn Priestley, Phil Richards, and Jeremy Smith, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
Drawing from Life, Tatistcheff & Co. Inc., New York City
1995 Hidden Values, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg, Ontario
Summer Solstice, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto
1994 An Original Idea: Realist Drawings, Gerold Wunderlich & Co., New York City (5 April-7 May)
1992 Gallery Artists, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto (January)
Thirteenth Anniversary, Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto (March)Toronto: City Seen/ City Scenes, The Market Gallery,
City of Toronto Archives, Toronto, (2 May-9 August)
1990 Contemporary Realism, Gerold Wunderlich & Co., New York City (1 February-3 March 1990)
1989-90 The Urban and Pastoral: Past Evocations/Contemporary Visions, Gerold Wunderlich & Co., New York
(28 November 1989-31 January 1990)
Recent Acquisitions, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton (December 1989-January 1990)
1989 Six Contemporary Realists, Gerold Wunderlich & Co., New York City (14 February-25 March)
1988 Invitational 1988: Selected Works by Gallery Artists, Nancy Poole’s Studio, Toronto, (March)
1987 Personal Vision in Landscape, Cambridge Art Gallery, Cambridge, Ontario (15 November-8 December 1987) (curator: Kit Lort)
Aspects of Contemporary Realism, McIntosh Gallery, University of Western Ontario,
London, Ontario (21 October-15 November) (curator: Maurice Stubbs)
1986 New Works: Gallery Artists, Nancy Poole’s Studio, Toronto (March)
Artists’ Choice, Roberts Gallery, Toronto, 23 January-2 February)
Sixty Years of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colours, Roberts Gallery, Toronto
1983-84 The Hand Holding the Brush: Self-Portraits by Canadian Artists, London Regional Art Gallery,
London, Ontario (travelled to: Macdonald-Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario; Beaverbrook Art Gallery,
Fredericton; Mount St. Vincent Art Gallery, Halifax; McCord Museum, Montreal) (curator: Robert Stacey)
1982 Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colours: 56th Annual Open Exhibition, Sarnia
Public Library and Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ontario (travelling exhibition)
Toronto Book Illustrators, Dinsmore Gallery, Toronto1979
The Child in Ontario Art: An Exhibition in Honour of International Year of the Child,
Macdonald Gallery, Queen’s Park, Toronto (mounted by the Ontario Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs
and the Ontario Ministry of Government Services) (27 July-29 July) (curator: Robert Stacey) 
 

COLLECTIONS

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock
Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario 
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Onex Corporation, Toronto
Bank of Nova Scotia, London, England; Toronto; Halifax.
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton
Blackburn Group, London, Ontario
Dupont Canada Inc., Toronto
Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
McIntosh Art Gallery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario
New Brunswick Art Bank, Fredericton, NB 
The Market Gallery of the City of Toronto Archives, Toronto
Private collections in Canada, the United States and England
Rodman Halls Arts Centre, St. Catharine's, Ontario
Standard Broadcasting Inc., Toronto
Stephen B. Smart, Toronto
SunLife Financial, Toronto
University of Toronto Collection, Toronto 
 

GRANTS and AWARDS

2010 Canada Council Project Grant 
2009 Strathbutler Award Nominee 
2007 New Brunswick Arts Board, Creation Grant 
2007 Strathbutler Award Nominee 
2001 New Brunswick Arts Board, Creation Grant 
1988 Ontario Arts Council, Materials Assistance Grant 1985 Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Grant "B" 1982 Graphic Litho Plate Purchase Award, Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colours 
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1999-2001 Life Drawing Instructor, Sunbury Shores Arts Centre, St. Andrews, New Brunswick
1989-1996 Drawing and Painting Instructor, Ontario College of Art, Toronto 
 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Note: an asterisk (*) following an entry indicates an exhibition catalogue or brochure. 
Artviews (Toronto: Visuals Arts Ontario) 10 (May 1984): 14-15 (reproduced Priestley’s Self-Portrait, 1983, with caption).
Barnard, Elissa. "Artists play with concept of identity." The Chronicle-Herald (Fredericton), 8 October 1984.
Braide, Janet. "Self-Portraits by Canadian Artists." Canadian Collector (Toronto) 18 (November-December 1983): 63-64.
Brimnell, Helen. "The Hand Holding the Brush at Art Centre: The Artists themselves are in this exhibition." The Daily Mercury
(Guelph, Ontario), 30 January 1984.
Brown, Craig, ed. The Illustrated History of Canada. Toronto: Lester & Orpen, Dennys, 1987 (reproduced Priestley’s View from Tabor Hill III:
Summer, with descriptive caption, in Colour Section 6, by Robert Stacey, picture editor).
Cameron, Amy. "Art On The Edge Of Town." The New Brunswick Reader, 14-19 December 1988 (cover). 
Doherty, M. Stephen. “Compose According to Organic Principles.” American Artist (April 2005).
Fetherling, Douglas. "Portraits of Canada." Rotunda (Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto)
(Winter 1990): 27 (reproduced paintings entitled Portrait of Douglas Chambers [1984], My Father [1989], Portrait Study [1989]).
The Fiddlehead (Fredericton), no. 200 (Summer 1999) (cover: Ritz, 1996).
The Fiddlehead (Fredericton), no. 202 (Winter 1999) (cover: Erin, 1998).
Fulford, Robert. "His Heart Belongs To... Suburbia? Painter Glenn Priestley." Venue (Toronto) (Summer 1994): 48.
Hume, Christopher. "Scarborough as Few Have Seen It." The Toronto Star, 12 April 1997, p. L3.
Kaufman, Jason Edward. "Do you Remember Realism?" New York City Tribune,19 February 1990.
Keith, Margaret. Patrick and the Actors. Illustrated by Glenn Priestley. Moonbeam, Ontario: Penumbra Press, 1981.
Keith, Margaret. "An Artist of the Suburbs. "The Literary Review Of Canada (June/ July 1997): 17-19.
Lort, Kit. Personal Vision in Landscape. Cambridge, Ontario: The Gallery, 1987.*
MacKay, Gillian. "Glenn Priestley at Mira Godard." The Globe and Mail (Toronto), 19 April 1997.
Moc, Marcella. "Gallery Takes a Hard Look at Realism." The Gazette (University of Western Ontario, London), 23 October 1987. 
MacNevin, Alanna. “The Essence of Art.” The Aquinian (Wednesday, October 6, 2004).
Murray, Joan. "La Minute de vérité." Vie des Arts (Montreal) 29 (juin-juillet 1984): 72.
Ness, Kim. "The Hand Holding the Brush: Self-Portraits by Canadian Artists." Muse
(Ottawa: Canadian Museums Association) (Summer 1984): 40-41.
O’Hearn, John D. Re-presenting REPRESENTATION. Elmira, New York: Arnot Art Museum, 2000.*
Ruet, Karen. “Priestley’s Art Complicated, Alluring.” Telegraph –Journal, September 23, 2004. 
Sander-Régier, Renate. "Views from an Indian burial ground." Imprint (Toronto), 24 February 1989.
The Single Tree. Texts by Brian Meehan, Laura Millard, and Paddy Gunn O’Brien. London:
London Regional Art and Historical Museums, 2000.*
Smart, Thomas. Artists in a Floating World: The Marion McCain Atlantic Art Exhibition 2000. Fredericton: Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 2000.*
Stacey, Robert. The Child in Ontario Art: An Exhibition in Honour of International Year
of the Child. Toronto: Ontario Ministry of Inter-Governmental Affairs and Ontario Ministry
of Government Services, 1979.*
Stacey, Robert. "Glenn Priestley: The Black Drawings." Extension (Toronto: Print and Drawing Council of Canada) 2, no. 1 (Fall 1992): 4-6.
Stacey, Robert. The Hand Holding the Brush: Self-Portraits by Canadian Artists.
London: London Regional Art Gallery, 1984.*
Stacey, Robert. The View from Tabor Hill: Paintings and Drawings by Glenn Priestley.
Waterloo: University of Waterloo Art Gallery/ Toronto: Archives of Canadian Art, 1989.*
Sullivan, Pat. "The Hand Holding the Brush: Art Gallery of Hamilton." Museum Quarterly (Toronto: Ontario Museums Association) 13
(October 1984): 40-41.
Wilson, Trish. "Fascination Retained in Images of Past." Kitchener-Waterloo Record (Kitchener, Ontario), (6 March, 1982). 
Wright, Kate. “Art School.” Here Fredericton (January 2, 2005, Vol. 2, No. 1).